IIT Bombay to commence courses on gaming from this year: Prakash Javadekar

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in collaboration with IIT Bombay has decided to form a Centre of Excellence in gaming and other related areas, said union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar yesterday and before that at the CII Summit. Addressing at the virtual exhibition and prize announcement of “Khel Khel Mein”, a Pan Maharashtra toy/game project design competition, Javadekar said that the Centre is at an advanced stage of preparation and will come into effect as the new session begins in 2021.

Javadekar said, “India is a historical centre of sports. The Prime Minister’s vision is to make India a major toy manufacturer. Soon, every Indian will realise his vision.”

Javadekar said the various courses on topics like VFX, gaming and animation will also be started soon in the gaming centre.

“The games which children play on mobile phones leave a very bad impact on them. We can develop games based on Indian culture with the VFX technology so that children develop good values,” Javadekar said.